2008 toyota Tundra Sr5

2008 Toyota Tundra Sr5: When Toyota initially revealed it was releaseding a full-size pickup to go go to head with the huge boys from Ford, Chevy, and also Dodge, the question emerged about whether an import can absolutely complete as a heavyweight. The answer remains in: The brand-new Toyota Tundra is now ready to take on any type of American-made pickup-- on all levels.


2008 Toyota Tundra Sr5


Superiority? Toyota is drawing no strikes by presenting one of the most significant, toughest, as well as most qualified vehicles in the section, along with investing billions in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the heart of truck country-San Antonio, Texas. Importance? With Toyota planning to more than increase its visibility in the hotly objected to half-ton industry, the Tundra stands for one of the most extremely expected new automobile launches in many years-- cars and truck or truck. Worth? The new Tundra uses three various powertrains (one V-6 and 2 V-8s), with the 5.7-liter V-8 a high-tech wonder as well as torque monster-- and is among the most effective engines in any type of half-ton configuration. Toyota's platform has the whole section covered with 3 different bed sizes, three separate wheelbases covering five different taxi as well as bed configurations, incorporated with three different trim bundles (Tundra Grade, SR5, and Limited) in 4 × 4 and 4 × 2 drivetrains-- 44 different truck flavors to interested buyers, from work vehicle to luxury touring.

Using that type of selection right out of eviction goes over as well as ambitious; in fact, some might claim also ambitious. The current launch of the new Tundra has not lacked a couple of missteps. Numerous months back, a very early outcome of camshafts in the 5.7-liter V-8 were falling short. Toyota informs us they traced down all the affected parts to a details batch as well as have actually because made the corrections to the style. No failings have appeared since. Much more just recently, there have actually been some reports of transmission shudder under certain low-speed problems, which dealers have traced to a torque converter issue. Toyota states these occurrences were isolated and also have actually likewise been fixed. And also ultimately, there's been chatter on the net concerning tailgate problems, which Toyota remains in the procedure of finding. Our assumption is many of these tales spread like wildfire, given the lightning-rod result this new truck is having with lovers as well as the rate with which a Net thing can take a trip. With all that claimed, allow's take a much deeper check out just what's unique regarding our 2008 winner.

As stated in the intro to this unique section, we ran our competitors with a series of on- as well as off-road courses at a functioning Arizona proving-ground facility, subjecting all our examination systems to a rigorous collection of criteria. It was in our work-duty testing that the Tundra first began to catch our focus, with the 5.7-liter V-8 Limited CrewMax Tundra running miles ahead of the competition, with as well as without a crammed trailer in tow (note our performance analysis in the story and the Tundra's winning Efficiency Rating). The Tundra confirmed itself a star gamer in ordinary gown (Dual Taxi Tundra Grade, 4.7 L V-8; $27K), as well as in completely decked out (CrewMax Limited, 5.7 L V-8; $47K). When dressed down, the front bench seats permits a column shifter as well as work-truck rush with a double glovebox and also covert center storage area under the center seat. Our fully filled design had flexible leather captain's chairs and a big facility console storage container, huge enough to hold a few laptop computers and function as a declaring closet. The CrewMax model, with its extensive guest cabin, supplies a gliding rear seat with drop-forward and also slide-forward capability.

One of the more important indoor comforts, cabin quiet (while driving on rough roads or at highway speeds) is possibly the Tundra's most impressive top quality. If there's a quieter vehicle out there, we have not driven it. Just 2 beefs with the interior: the center stack's excessive size as well as aesthetic split (appears like it's cut in two) and also the place of the navigation system virtually from arm's grab the motorist.

Is it the ideal vehicle? That all depends on what you require, yet by offering 44 various taste options, Toyota anticipates to have just what you're seeking, stuffing sturdy vehicle capabilities into a half-ton vehicle that's quiet as well as solid. After some argument, the majority of our judges concur: One of the most deserving rival for Motor Fad's 2008 Truck of the Year title is the all-new Toyota Tundra.